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Old 06-23-2015, 08:52 PM   #1
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bolt insertion ?

New here. After just enough wait to really whet my appetite, I received my 84M select in 7-08 Remington.

Admired it for a few weeks, and finally got around to wanting to function check it, and . . .

I can't get the darn bolt in the gun.

Mind you, I've had many years experience with all kinds of firearms, including my share of bolt-actions, and I've never run across a bolt that didn't just slide in like it belonged there, until this now.

Of course, the manual says nothing more than be mindful of the comb that can be damaged by the bolt ("Duh") and that damage is not covered by warranty . . . and says nothing more.

The external extractor claw would appear to be a substantial part of the impediment, but not obvious how everything should be to expect the bolt to go into the receiver.

Answer ? Suggestions ? Photos a big plus.

Thank you.
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois Joesmoe3, I'm not familiar with Kimber rifles and can't help you, I'd suggest you give Kimbers customer service a call.

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Hmm . . . On one of my rifles, not a Kimber, the trigger must be pulled and held while the bolt is being inserted. Don't know if that would work on a Kimber rifle, though.



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Press down on the bolt removal button while inserting it. Make sure the bolt lugs line up with the extractor when you slide it in. Holding the trigger back won't hurt but is not required.

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Old 06-28-2015, 05:36 AM   #5
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That did it - thank you !

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Press down on the bolt removal button while inserting it. Make sure the bolt lugs line up with the extractor when you slide it in. Holding the trigger back won't hurt but is not required.
Yes, the bolt removal button/lever was the key. The trigger did not make any difference.

Close tolerances, I guess - still fiddled with it gently, and then presto! It was started, and went in as expected.

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Let us know how it shoots that's a sweet caliber!
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